Casey Profile - (10513209)

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Home Town: Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Burlington, New Jersey, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Me and Gwen Stefani
About this Cook
I am an Asst. Tech Designer for URban Outfitters in Philadelphia and an aspiring fashion designer. I enjoy all kinds of activities - baseball, snowboarding, rockabilly music, swing and jive dancing, crafting, sewing, scrapbooking, guitar hero, Pabst Blue Ribbon, the 1950's, and of course cooking and baking.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food, fresh pasta, simple "comfort" foods - I love memphis BBQ, and i love to bake, though rarely have time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my grandmom used to have sunday "dinner" at her house every sunday afternoon - always a fresh pasta (both with red sauce, and with butter or oil and garlic), some kind of raviolli or other pasta, veggies, soup (my favorite being her homemade wedding soup - with mini homemade meatballs and day old egg dipped fried bread cut into cubes with chicken broth - or her crepe soup), and a ton of other stuff that i can't even remember right now. And we used to always make a TON of cookies for christmas every year.
My cooking triumphs
just having the time to cook again. I have finally mastered my own quick red sauce (though still want to make one completely from scratch with tomato's that i will plant this year instead of using canned crushed and diced ones). Also made from scratch devils food cupcakes filled with white cream inside with chocolate ganache frosting from a great cookbook called "retro deserts"
My cooking tragedies
there are no tragedies, only learning experiences :)
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Never Fail Biscuits
easy, i didn't change anything and they turned out wonderful!!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2011
Chicken and Sausage with Bowties
I made this almost exactly as directed, though I left the garlic in the pan when cooking the meat. After the sauce simmered with the meat for 10 minutes I added some oregano, parsley flakes, crushed red pepper in addidtion to the rosemary. I also used a little more than 2 tsps of basil ( the fresh basil in a tube you can find in the produce section) . In addition, I sautéed some fresh spinach in garlic and a bit of olive oil and added that to the whole meat/pasta/sauce mixture at the end. Delish!! My husband and I both loved it.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 25, 2011
Ricotta Gnocchi
I have always been on the lookout for a ricotta gniocch recipe - just to know that they actually did exist outside of my grandmom's kitchen. I have been making these since i was a child - granmom's recipe was always this "1 egg to 1 cup of ricotta and 1 cup of flour, plus some more flour" and we would go from there. She never called them Gnocchi, but Sugeets (i don't know if that is how she would spell it, but that's what it sounded like : ) ) I will try it with a bit of the garlic - seems to be something i would enjoy. I love ricotta Gnocchi SO MUCH BETTER than the potato! thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2009

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